Suicidal vs Suicidism - What's the difference?

suicidal | suicidism |


As nouns the difference between suicidal and suicidism

is that suicidal is someone suicidal, someone likely to kill themselves while suicidism is the quality or state of being suicidal.

As an adjective suicidal

is pertaining to suicide.

suicidal

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Pertaining to suicide.
  • He is an authority on the precursors of suicidal behavior.
  • (of a person) Likely to commit, or to attempt to commit, suicide.
  • After losing his job, his wife, and his leg in a single week, he became suicidal .
  • (informal) Extremely reckless.
  • His driving habits are utterly suicidal .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • someone suicidal, someone likely to kill themselves
  • suicidism

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The quality or state of being suicidal.
  • (Webster 1913)